"The Enemy of Both Sides, Part Three": Qurac Airspace
Synopsis for "The Enemy of Both Sides, Part Three"
Wonder Woman offered a ride to Atalanta and Artemis after they won their fight in Mexico against Tezcatlipoca, and they finally got to their destination: Qurac, current location of the Amazons of Bana-Mighdall. Artemis tells Atalanta that under the rule of Queen Faruka II they have found stability and she is sure Atalanta will be welcome like the hero she is. But while approaching the camp of the Amazons, Artemis notices they are in war formation: a new counselor rose up the ranks of the Amazons and he is the former leader of the rebels of Qurac, Rustam.
The Court of Queen Faruka II
Him and Faruka decided to strike Qurac first, before the nation forces the Amazons to leave. Atalanta and Artemis do not agree with the decision, as the Amazons of Bana-Mighdall have always adopted a nomad style of life, but Faruka tells them that now they want stability. Wonder Woman is clearly enraged about the fact that her sisters want to start a war, something an Amazon should never do, and she's even more surprised when Artemis herself tells her that even if not completely agreeing, she will side herself with the Queen. As Rustam attacks Diana and Faruka hits Atalanta from behind, calling her a dangerous relic that brings old and wrong traditions to her people, the Amazons of Bana-Mighdall prepare to raise war.
Diana recovers and tries to rescue Atalanta out of her cell, but her aunt tells her to stop: if she is freed by her, she will not gain power over Faruka. But if the Amazons of Bana-Mighdall, of their own free will, decide to free her she will step out the strongest among them. Diana accepts Atalanta's counsel, and goes then straight to the source, challenging the Queen herself, intimating her to stop the war. As she refuses, Diana defeats her in combat, trying to teach her why what she's doing it's wrong, but without success: Faruka just wants to consolidate her power as Queen in a stable reign, secretly plotting already to kill Rustam after using him to trigger the conflict. After defeating Faruka, Diana heads to the battlefield where Artemis and Rustam are preparing the attack: coming face to face with Artemis, Diana tells her that sometimes sisters have to fight to set things straight.
Appearing in "The Enemy of Both Sides, Part Three"
- Amazons of Bana-Mighdall
- Deadshot (Flashback only)
- Queen Hippolyta (Mentioned only)
- Amanda Waller (Mentioned only)